SCOPO Legal Issues

02-Oct-2017

UPDATE: One Light, Two Lights, Red Light, Blue Light

On Monday, September 25, 2017, Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senator Toni Atkin's SB 587, the "Blue Light Bill" sponsored by the State Coalition of Probation Organizations to allow probation peace officers to display a blue warning light on authorized vehicles. The bill amends the Vehicle..

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27-Mar-2017

One Light, Two Lights, Red Light, Blue Light

Legislation sponsored by the State Coalition of Probation Organizations will allow probation peace officers to display a blue warning light on authorized emergency vehicles. Senate Bill 587 (D-Atkins) would amend Vehicle Code section 25258(b) to give probation officers the same authority as most..

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21-Jun-2016

U.S. Supreme Court Rules Law Enforcement May Use Evidence Found After Illegal Stop

In a 5-3 decision marked by a ferocious dissent from Justice Sonia Sotomayor, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that officers may use evidence obtained from a search incident to arrest even when the evidence is found after an unconstitutional stop. The case, Utah v. Strieff, gives peace office..

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President's Message

May 21, 2014
We had a great meeting in Huntington Beach last week. Thanks to the Orange County Employees Association (OCEA) for hosting! Among our guests at the meeting were State Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva and Orange County Assistant Sheriff Steve Kea..

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